Jesus turns water into wine bible story
The miracle took place in a place called Cana, in Galilee. Jesus grew up in Nazareth, Galilee and He was known by the people. Maybe He was at the wedding of a relative or friend.
His mom Mary was also at the wedding. Everyone was having a really great time at this festive ocassion.
Jewish weddings in Bible days
In Bible times, people were not married as they do today. A father would arrange the marriage with another Dad in the tribe, After the marriage negotiations took place, the father would call his daughter and ask for her opinion on the agreement.
When the agreement was concluded, a dowry or gift would be exchanged. If a father was giving his daughter in marriage, he would receive a dowry or gifts from the father of the groom.
On the other hand, a father had to give a dowry if he was seeking a wife for his son (My Jewish Learning, 2022).
The bride price or mohar
The mohar was the price paid by the father of the groom to the father of the bride. It would be paid in cash or other gifts.
For example, Abraham’s servant gave jewels of silver, jewels of gold, clothing and other precious things to Rebecca and her family when he asked for her to marry Isaac (My Jewish Learning, 2022).
The Africans still practice the mohar today. They call it the bride price
The betrothal and wedding ceremonies
In Jesus’ times, there were two parts to a wedding. The first was the betrothal, then the wedding. The woman was legally married at the betrothal, but she lived in her father’s house until the wedding ceremony.
She could not belong to another man unless she was divorced from her betrothed.
The wedding then took place. It was a colorful procession in which the the engaged woman was taken to the house of the groom (My Jewish Learning, 2022).
The wine finished very quickly at the wedding that Jesus attended
So Jesus and His disciples were at the actual wedding ceremony of the couple. Everyone was having a great time.
Jesus’ mother Mary noticed that the servants who looked after the guests were very upset. She heard them say that there was
no more wine for everyone to drink.
The husband and wife were very worried. Mary went to her son Jesus and told him about the problem. She did so because He always worked miracles in their home:
Jesus looked at His mother and responded,
‘Mom, It’s not time to start my miracles yet.’
His mother smiled and told the servants to do whatever Jesus said. She knew Jesus would help because He loved people.
Jesus told the servants to fill the water jars with water
Jesus looked around. He saw six big water jars in the house. They were made from stone. He called the servants and said:
‘Fill the water jars with water, then ask the head man who looks
after all the guests to taste it.’
Amazed at the request, the servants did as Jesus commanded.
The head man began to drink the water and his eyes popped open! He was tasting the best wine he had ever enjoyed!
He told the bride and groom that he really liked their wine and that it tasted the very best of all.
Everyone gave a cheer and the celebrations continued. This miracle reminds us to trust Jesus to make something out of the things we have.
This was the first public miracle that Jesus performed!
Jesus turned water into wine bible verses
Jhn 2:1 On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.
Jhn 2:2 Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples.
Jhn 2:3 When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.”
Jhn 2:4 And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.”
Jhn 2:5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
Jhn 2:7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim.
Jhn 2:8 And he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it.
Jhn 2:9 When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom
Jhn 2:10 and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.”
Jhn 2:11 This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.
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